— 5 Tips to Boost your Energy and Productivity (3 of 5): THINK POSITIVE #3

ID-10072737Not a silly advice, a good wish or even a desirable attitude, it is a scientific reality: being positive works!

And it works in many ways:

You’ll live longer; believe it or not positive attitude will lengthen your life. A study for over 30 years at the Mayo Clinic concluded that people with positive thinking has a 50 % greater chance of living longer. Not only that, in many cases, doctors choose to made surgery on patients at risk only if their attitude is positive, the chances of survival are much higher.

It will improve your health, we (include myself) not only have less chance of getting sick. Stress and negative thinking diminish our defenses, if we get sick we recover earlier and we feel less bad. Remember that being positive reduces the number of stress-related hormones, so it has a real physical effect on us.

Another powerful weapon, which use much elite athletes and professional from many disciplines, is positive visualization. If you are a golfer can imagine you throw a ball perfectly and goes straight to the green, the more you imagine better your chances of it happening. Think this kind of display trains our brain; therefore the execution time will be more prepared, as a real practice. The same applies to an important presentation, imagine on stage, what you say, think people will smile and listen carefully. I’ve tried hundreds of times and I can assure you it works!

Our attitude should extend our relationship with others. An advice that I got a long time, it is a jewel:

“You can not change the opinion or comments of others on you however you can change how you react to them.”

Remember, always take criticism positive although comes from the world’s most negative person. However, you must protect yourself against “eternal complainers” or “yes… but” this kind of people are usually called energy vampires. They will get all your energy with their negative comments. I’ve suffered in my own skin, I used to have a manager that only seen him I have the feeling that he was taking all my energy like draining my battery.

You need to train yourself in order the comments of others will affect you as little as possible. It will reduce your level of stress and increase your energy level. I know it takes some time, nevertheless the final results will be awesome.

Positive Thinking improve your health, lengthen your lives, you become better at whatever you do and make those around you feel good.

A new attitude will be worth trying.

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